|Title||Проблемата за граматичния подлог и разговорната употреба на то / it в българския и английския език|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||1983|
|Journal||Съпоставително езикознание / Сопоставительное языкознание / Contrastive linguistics|
nalysis of the colloquial usage of the Bulgarian neuter pronoun mo shows that the FSP structure of the utterance is of greatest importance. In particular it is the rhematic elements that favour the occurrence of mo in full as well as in one-member sentences. The function of mo has been defined on these grounds. An interpretation of the meaning of mo / it in such sentences has been suggested. It is theoretically possible that in English and other European languages the neuter pronoun behaved once much like mo in Bulgarian. Such an analysis suggests a uniform explanation for the origin of the grammatical subject it in apparently unrelated constructions.